The September Callups

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The September Callups

Moving quickly away from the sickening loss, it's time to talk about the September callups. During the disgusting game against the Athletics, the Minnesota Twins announced the seven players that will join the team in Toronto when the rosters expand on September first.

The players include pitchers Bobby Korecky, Philip Humber, and Jose Mijares. Infielders Matt Tolbert and Matt Macri, outfielder Jason Pridie and catcher Ryan Jorgensen.

Tolbert, Macri, Pridie, Korecky and Humber really aren't all that surprising. Three of them have been up with the team at some point during the season (Tolbert, Macri and Korecky) and Pridie and Humber have played pretty well as of late.

Jose Mijares makes no sense to me, just because he hasn't even reached AAA and I would have never guessed him as an option. He gives the team yet another lefty in the bullpen, but he won't likely solve any bullpen issues and shouldn't pitch in any type of close game.

The final player, Ryan Jorgensen, isn't all that big of a surprise because we knew the Twins would likely add a third catcher as insurance. Drew Butera might have been a better option, but Jorgensen is more of a veteran at 29-years old and Butera, like Mijares hasn't advanced to AAA.

When Humber makes his debut, two of the four players acquired for Santana will have made some kind of impact at the major league level. The same can be said for Jason Pridie and the Tampa Bay deal. Pridie is the one player from that Matt Garza-Delmon Young deal that has not played for the Twins this season.

Overall, don't expect a big impact from most of these guys. Tolbert and Macri will be the only two that you might see play some sort of consistent time. They've both been with the team and could have impacts. The pitchers, Pridie and Jorgensen will likely be just insurance and guys to rest the team if they can move into comfortable ground in the division.

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